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Big Exploding Balls of Gas

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art-- 
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.

John Keats

Hands-on Lessons, Labs, & Activities
  How big is that star? - Students will be able to explain
    the relationship between radius and mass among a list of stars.
  Classifying Stars - Lesson from NASA; using the HR diagram
  Star Color & Temperature - examine the relationship between
    star color and temperature by creating an HR diagram
    Read about this lesson on my blog.
  Stars on the Move - Lesson to use with the Discovery Education
  Types of Stars in Our Galaxy - To provide a sense of the
    abundance of different-colored stars and the relationship between
    color and temperature, mass, and age
    Star Circles
    Template and student instructions
  Star Type - nice reading/worksheet from NASA
    Star Darts - By creating and naming their own constellations
    using "StarDarts," children learn how constellations were named
    and how stars can appear so close together, yet be light years
  Celestial Circles -Children 8-14 model Earth's axial tilt and
    movement around our Sun to reinforce their knowledge
    about the "fixed" North Star and the apparent movement of the
    zodiac and stars through the year. This activity is an extension
    to Zodiac Track
  Zodiac Track - Children illustrate the constellations of the
    zodiac and Polaris and re-create the band of zodiac signs to
    reinforce their understanding that Earth's rotation and axial
    inclination causes the apparent progression of stars across the
    night sky.
  Star Master Viewer - Create a StarMaster Viewer and StarCards
    to explore the constellations.
Multimedia and Online Resources
  Explore the Systems, Life Cycle, and Characteristics of Stars
    with WorldWide Telescope - Learn about the systems,
    life cycle, and characteristics of stars by experiencing an in-depth,
    interactive view of stars using the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope
  Star Light, Star Bright - Catch the (light) wave!
    Find out how color can be more than meets the eye.
  Shoot the Stars - Explore the doppler effect
  Star Life Cycle
Review and Reinforcement Lessons and Activities
  Stars Vocabulary Review Domino Game - cut out & laminate
    dominoes before playing - NEW November 2016
  Big Science Idea Slide - sum up the big ideas in this unit with
    one slide
  Word Wall for Stars & Galaxies
  3D/Interactive Grapic Organizer - HR Diagram 1
  3D/Interactive Grapic Organizer - HR Diagram 2
  3D/Interactive Grapic Organizer - Life Cycle 1
  3D/Interactive Grapic Organizer - Life Cycle 2
  Graphic Organizer
  Exit Ticket - Star Life Cycle
  Interactive Graphic Organizer for Star Types
  Queensland Science Teacher Resources - Cloze readings,
    crossword puzzles, and other resources to supplement the
    study of astronomy

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